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FOX
Jan 11, 2013 5:30am EST
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CBS
Jan 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
next two years focused on, you know, the obama white house in the fight on spending. >> so you think that you're going to win the next route? >> yeah on spending. >> reporter: it is one, two, three. the budget and then the debt ceiling. all grounds that play to the gop. >> when the president says that he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling that this is money that congress has already spent. pay your bills. is the gop really willing to shoot america's credit rating in the end? >> well is he willing to damage our credit rating to keep spending money that he doesn't have? >> it is a fight that has been going on since the presidency. and they plan to keep fighting. >> one democrat wrote in the newspaper today that when they voted to raise taxes, it rendered their anti-tax pledge. >>> new tonight at 11:00, a maryland woman vacationing in jamaica has died. she was 34-year-old vanessa brown riding in a car that slammed into a minibus. no one on the bus seriously hurt as the crash is under investigation. >>> the high school student is in critical condition tonight as they believe that t
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 4:00am EST
economy. >>> face time. a first for the obama white house. the vice president meets today with the nra to discuss gun safety. >>> trapped in ice. a race against time to save a pod of killer whales. their only access to air is a small hole there in the ice sheet. experts, now, rushing to the scene. >>> and oscar's arrival. dreams will be made and broken this morning, as the academy award nominations are announced. >>> good thursday morning. i'm sunny hostin. >> and i'm rob nelson. experts in every state are scrambling to deal with a flood of flu patients. >> one city has declared a state of emergency. abc's tahman bradley has the very latest. >> reporter: doctors are calling it one of the fiercest outbreaks in a decade. this flu strain that started in october, instead of january, has spread to 41 states, hitting at least 2,200 people. >> i'm declaring a public health emergency in the city of boston. >> reporter: boston mass general is seeing unprecedented levels of patients. many of whom have to wait 24 hours to be admitted. in pennsylvania, one hospital had to set up a tent outside the em
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
: the obama white house says it has many women in sub cabinet posts and hasn't finished naming its second-term team. still, some women say team obama could still use some of those binders full of women. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> there's news out of the world of sports. we learned today former nfl star linebacker, junior seau, who committed suicide at the age of 43 last may had the same brain condition diagnosed in at least two former nfl players who also took their own lives. seau's family asked that his brain tissue be analyzed after his death. test results from the national institutes of health show he had a brain disease called cte, caused by repeated blows to the head. symptoms can include memory loss, aggression and depression. >>> now to a life or death struggle that has captured attention around the world. 11 whales trapped under the ice, running out of breathing room. and just as a rescue mission was ramping up, something unexpected took place. it's all happening way up in remote northern quebec. and nbc news chief environmental affairs correspondent anne t
NBC
Jan 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
carolina republican congressman jeff duncan released a statement sharply challenging the obama white house. the founding fathers never envisioned executive orders being used to restrict our constitutional rights. we live in a republic, not a dictatorship. the president has called for reinstating a ban on assault weapons, and limiting high-capacity magazines. polls show the nation is evenly divided on the issue of new gun laws. at the state capitol in denver, colorado today, gun rights supporters rallied outside, while lawmakers debated on assault weapons bans inside. and in new york, governor andrew cuomo proposed a stricter assault weapons ban during his state of the state address. >> no one hunts with an assault rifle! no one needs ten bullets to kill a deer! and too many innocent people have died already! >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie featured on the cover of "time" this week told matt lauer this morning, a broader approach is needed. >> why do we have such a stigma about mental illness treatment, why aren't we dealing with substance abuse treatment. >> reporter: the p
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
level women appointed to federal positions outside the white house. 35% under president obama, and 25% under george w. bush. equally worth noting both of president obama's supreme court appointments were women. perhaps the real question about diversity within the president's inner circle isn't biological, but intellectual. the washington post's ezra cline notes that president obama hasn't named an outsider to his economic team since his initial 2009 picks. in a little over an hour the president will nominate jack lu for treasury secretary, a man who previously served as a budget director and currently as his chief of staff. cline writes, "can it really be the case that after four very difficult years there is nothing the white house would gain in its second term by bringing in outsiders with fresh experience, different relationships, and a new perspective." david corn, there has always been a lot of talk about the ins lears about the obama white house. >> yes. >> i mean, i do think we're kind of like at halftime here and the white males have run up the score so far in the first two
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 11:00am PST
. >>> all right. another high-ranking woman in the obama white house is bowing out. white house deputy chief of staff is reportedly leaving the white house at the end of this month adding to the number of senior-level openings that president obama must now fill, but with the first four major appointments all were complete and all four going to white men does the president have a diversity problem? certainly want optics don't look good. lynn sweet of the washington bureau chief for "the chicago sun-times." lynn, i'll start with you. is there truly a diversity problem or is it just the perception of it? >> well, you've got to let him have more appointments. i think there is a potential right now. yeah. and the obama administration should have seen this coming. they could have somehow and still can send out signals of what they intend to do with these higher decisions and the departure of nancy ann diparlo means there have got to be more women in the pipeline that the obama administration will appoint. i don't see how they can't be doing it because women were the backbone of the obama sup
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm EST
. brian? >> kristen welker at the white house for us tonight. kristen, thanks. >>> president obama today formally nominated his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary. as the second-term churn gets under way now. though it looked for a time like the president might nominate susan rice to be his next secretary of state, when that didn't happen, this latest wave of nominees appear to have something in common. and as nbc's andrea mitchell reports tonight, people are noticing. >> reporter: it is the white house photo that could be called all the president's men. adviser valerie jarrett is there, we're told, hidden behind the guys. as president obama filled his top cabinet post with nominees named jack and chuck and john -- >> it's time for me to move on. >> reporter: -- it was like "mad men" goes to washington, except peggy leaving ruth marcus. >> whatever white guy becomes chief of staff, i think it's actually kind of interesting that there are two women who are deputy chiefs of staff and no one has talked about them as possibilities at all. >> reporter: one of th
ABC
Jan 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
seen the nra at the white house, the obama white house. >> and how soon could we see something actually take place? >> reporter: well, they are saying that they will have recommendations from the vice president within three or four weeks, maybe even earlier. and, diane, they may act, well before congress gets around. the president can act by executive order on some things, including what you heard mark kelly talking about, the issue of background checks and streamlining those background checks. not going as far as he wants to go, but improving the process. >> all right, jon karl in new york, and thank you so much for bringing us up to date. >>> and now, we turn to aurora, colorado, and that other american town marked by a mass shooting, that time, in a movie theater. today, we learned the stunning story behind these pictures we saw at the time. law enforcement entering the booby trapped apartment of the alleged gunman, james holmes. fbi agents have testified today that holmes had homemade napalm inside his apartment. remote-controlled triggers hidden in a garbage can outside. t
CBS
Jan 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
four years at the obama white house. 25 year veteran from the c.i.a., up from the ranks, substantial experience, good relations ons, the hill, probably a slightlyce easier time than senator hagel. a >> pelley: thank you very much. we wanted to let you know that while in vietnam chuck hagel fought alongside his younger brother tom. this is a picture of them together. one day their armored personnel carrier hit a land mine and chuck hagel was burned, his eardrums were ruptured but still he carried his brother through enemy fire to safety. our pentagon correspondent david martin has a remarkable a interview tonight with general stanley mcchrystal, the man who led the war in afghanistan. mcchrystal was forced to resign that job in 2010 because of a magazine interview in which members of his staff were critical of the obama administration mcchrystal once led the hunt for terrorists in iraq and he told david martin about his decision to call in anisio air strike that killed the head of al qaeda in iraq, abu musab al-zarqawi. >> i had every expectation that his wife and childre
LINKTV
Jan 4, 2013 10:30am PST
hearing over and over from the obama white house and other governments around the world. there is this concern that this might be working for bolivia, but when you look at it from a global standpoint, bolivia is not living up to obligations that it has pledged to work with other countries regarding security issues and violence. >> there is an alice in wonderland quality to the u.s. criticisms. because there is a global cocaine market, bolivia, even with the help of its neighbors, like brazil, it is not going to stop cocaine trafficking on its own. columbia has not stopped it and peru is not doing it. the question is, how can you manage in a way that does not cause -- colombia has not stopped it and peru is not doing it. bolivia has really good innovation. that does not mean they do not have enormous challenges. bolivia is a transit company for cocaine from peru to big markets in argentina and new york. it is more complicated than just production and consumer countries. it is more complicated than bolivia's doing a good job or not. -- bolivians do a good job or not. >> you have bee
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
jack lew -- a veteran of the clinton and obama white houses - who will succeed timothy geithner. >> jack has my complete trust. i know i'm not alone in that. in the words of one former senator, "having lew on your team is the equivalent as a coach of having the luxury of putting somebody at almost any position and knowing he will do well." gwen: so what does lew's appointment tell the senators who must confirm him about what comes next in our epic budget fights? david? >> i think it tells us that the president anticipates that this year will be a year dealing with taxes and spending and deficits. it will be the fifth year in which we have a trillion dollar deficit and jack lew has been budget director in two administrations. unlike timothy geithner, he has very little experience in finance. that was geithner's strong point. he has very little experience in international. that was geithner's background. this is a guy who knows budget and knows congress. it sort of marks a punctuation point in the financial rescue. geithner was part of the rescue at the new york fed before obama w
FOX
Jan 9, 2013 10:00pm EST
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CNN
Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
military and the united states and the obama white house and the distrust that it hurt early on based on the politics of the operation. i'm not -- i don't want to misquote you. you talked about um, where are my notes the decision making process on afghanistan that is what the distrust was based on. was that, you don't go into too much detail? what does that mean? >> the term i used was lack of trust and trust deficit. i consider that different from mistrust. when you have a new administration, sit a team that has to come together and build links among itself and build trust over time. it comes in and works. it takes time to build a team and time to build trust. >> but you can build trust quickly if you feel the person isn't talking out the side of their mouth and leaking stuff to reporters. did you feel that the political apparatus understood the military? >> i'm not sure you can build trust as quickly as you say. i think you build trust when you speak the same language. it takes a while to grow together. look at president abraham lincoln. it took him quite a while to grow as commande
CNN
Jan 10, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> in the book you write about the trust between the military and the united states and the obama white house. and the distrust based on where it occurred early on, based on kind of the politics of the operation. i don't want to misquote you, but basically you talked about -- look at my notes. the distrust, the the decisionmaking process in afghanistan. that is where the distrust was, the decisionmaking process. it was that, you don't go into too much detail on what that actually means, what does that mean? >> well, the term i used was lack of trust and a trust deficit. and the reason i used those was because i consider those a little different from mistrust, whenever you have a new organization, a new administration, any new administration it is a team that has to come together. it has to build links among itself and build trust over time. it comes in, and works with the department of defense and military. it takes time to build a team. it takes time to build trust. >> but you can build trust quickly if you feel the other person has your back and is not double-dealing or talking out of the o
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
going to be big. it will have the full force of the obama white house behind it and it's coming as soon as tuesday. the right wing knows what they're heading into. they know they have a fight on their hands, which is why we're now hearing this kind of garbage. >> to preserve and keep this great republican republic, we may have to shed blood every couple hundred years. we may have to shed blood every couple hundred years to preserve our basic freedoms. >> wow. shed blood to stop gun safety. i don't think so. we're not going to let the forces of violence and extremism get in the way of this debate. not this time. >> i'm telling you, if that happens, it's going to spark a civil war and i'll be glad to fire the first shot. i am not letting this country be ruled by a dictator. if it goes one inch further, i'm going to start killing people. >> i mean, this is vile. this is ugly stuff. they are in full freakout mode. we're serious, people, wanting real change. the tricks, the threats, it's all behind us now. people from newtown, connecticut to chicago, illinois are standing up and saying no mo
Current
Jan 11, 2013 3:00am PST
the white house. president obama he's on a roll with personnel appointments these days. another big ceremony at the white house yesterday in the east room. announcing to the -- presenting to the nation his nominee to be his next treasury secretary tim geithner is finally leaving and the president turned to his former budget chief, now chief of staff soon to be treasury secretary, jack lew. president obama saying too bad to see tim go but we've got a good guy coming in. >> obama: i understand tim is ready for a break. obviously we're sad to see him go. but i cannot think of a better person to continue tim's work at treasury than jack lew. >> bill: and the president said jack's my buddy. good having him around here but higher duty calls. >> obama: i don't want to see him go because it's working out really well for me to have him here in the white house but my loss will be the nation's gain. >> bill: i lost the nation's gain. -- my loss, the nation's gain. one interesting thing this is what's been getting most of the talk about yesterday's nomination is not necessarily what -- how good
CBS
Jan 8, 2013 1:35am PST
. >>> president obama wants white house anti terrorism chief john brennan to head the cia and chuck hagle is his pick for defense secretary. >> these two leaders have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. >> if confirmed he would replace leon panetta at the pentagon. brennan will fulfill the john patreus left after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> hilly clinton proved -- hillary clinton proved she could take a joke. she spent a few days in the hospital for a blood clot near her brain discovered after she fell she got a jersey with the number 12, the number of countries she visited as secretary of state. >> you think it is cold outside? >> cool. >> paul says it is nothing. >> high-def doppler showing dry conditions because of a big area of high pressure that will move overhead tomorrow, sunshine in 2 afternoon. that l above the gulf of alaska is the source of cold air that will be moving in later this week. >>> a bay area landmark was swept for over 60,000 california foster children nights can feel long and lonely. i miss my sister. i miss my old school. i miss my room. i don't
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
, the obama white house is trying to find a way to stem gun violence. >> there is something that wakes up the conscious of the country. that tragic event did it in a way like nothing i have seen in my career. the president is going to act. there executive orders and action that can be taken. we have not decided what that is yet. >> that was vice president biden with eric holder and gun safety groups and victims of past shootings. he is tasked with finding common ground on proposals to curb gun violence. they will meet with owner, video game manufacturers, hollywood executives. parents, teachers and mental health groups and advocates and community leaders. this is the first time they publicly reached out to the nra. they will meet tomorrow, but don't expect wayne la pierre to be there. they are sending a representative in his place. biden will release a statement here with us for the first time in 2013, howard fineman, director of the "huffington post" media group. welcome back to the show. first of all -- we have got the news of the pending white house meeting with the nra with r
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
. today's meeting comes one day before karzai meeting with president obama at the white house. >> metro is looking at its security, specifically on buses. in the wake of a shooting incident last december that left a young mother dead and her daughter wounded. brown was shot to death while she was boarding a bus. her 23-month-old daughter was shot in the face but survived. authorities say the child's father later killed himself. police say that they caught the man who stole two police cruisers last month. they are both charged with grand larcenyny. the cruisers were stolen within days of each other. a missing shotgun and mobile computer remains unaccounted for. >> the coast guard is holding hearings to investigate the sinking of a tall ship during hurricane sandy. it sank about 90 miles southeast of north carolina. two people including the captain were killed and 14 others survived after escaping in lifeboats. >> no pictures like that around here, thank heavens. >> nice and quiet weather around here. we have a couple of systems that are going to come through and give us showers then winter
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 10:00am EST
standards. "the national journal" why obama's white-guy problem seems worse than it is. and "washington post," obama needs some binders of women. and it didn't help when hilda solis announced her resignation yesterday. let me bring in political reporter for "the washington post" and staff writer sarah toeplitz. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let me read to you part of ruth marcus' column. "not an outrage, but a shame. the face of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second term cabinet picks is striking. except for the african-american top of the pyramid for its retro look. white and male. it's "mad men" goes to washington, except it's leaving." >> so much of the debates that went on in the 2012 campaign was about the role of women. it was about mitt romney and his so-called lack of understanding of the role of women and lack of sort of acknowledgement of that. so now, the white house, where they roll out white man after white man, in terms of these top cabinet posts i think it has struck people as some srt of dissident
PBS
Jan 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
, something i was go ting-to-just add about mr. brennan, who's a fascinating figure the obama white house and really had been more powerful than any counterterrorism chief than i can ever remember. in fact, more powerful than most white house staffers that i could ever remember. i think this is going to be a tricky transition for a couple of reasons. the first is that mr. brennan has been deeply involved in the formulation of policy. and at the c.i.a., he is essentially supposed to be barred from being involved in policy, he's just supposed to give the intelligence and the analysis. the second is that mike mor rell who stood up with him in the white house at the east room today and i went over the the announcement it was quite touching to see how mr. morrell, who had been the other contender for job introduceed mr. brennan and said much about him. but i think if you ask people inside the agency, mr. morrell was very much, i think, their sort of home favorite because he had come up out of the analytic division and has been sort of a calming force in his time there. so it's not entirely cle
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 2:35am EST
morning, who's in and who's out at the obama white house. find out why hilda solis is leaving and why jack lew's signature may soon be seen just about anywhere. i think i'm going to do something like that with my signature. >> you can't tell me you can find a letter in that. that's just a quick little doodle to get through. and more shuffling at the white house. then we'll turn to pro baseball's decision to nominate nobody to the hall of fame this year. it's stirring up a debate over three famous players who got in the middle of a performance enhancing drug scandal. >> my, my. >>> and just hours before the oscars nominations are announced, the people's choice awards were given out. wait until you see the breakup dress taylor swift was showing off last night. it is something to behold. >> between the race and her multiple relationships now, i think he's beginning to do that whole britney thing where she's shedding the whole good girl thing. >> the dress makes sense. it's a sort of in your face dress. >>> the flu outbreak has gotten so bad that the city of boston has declared a public e
LINKTV
Jan 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
convict pakistani concerns directly to the highest levels of the obama white house. the concern centered around a march 2011 strike that killed 42 pakistani, most of them civilians. vice-president joe biden met with gun control advocates at the white house on wednesday as part of his task force on tackling gun violence in the united states. in a welcome message to his guests, biden vowed president obama would take meaningful action through executive order if need be. >> we are here today to deal with the problem that requires immediate action, urgent action. the president and i are determined to take action. this is not an exercise in a photo opportunity just ask you what your opinions are. we're reaching out to all parties on whatever side of this debate you fall. but the president is going to act. there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. we have not decided what that is yet, that we are compiling it with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required. >> vice president said to me
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 4:30am PST
members unsolicited. >>> later today at the white house president obama will meet with afghan president hamid karzai. they'll talk about the future role of the u.s. in afghanistan. white house officials say president obama will not announce the next round of troop wi wi wi withdraw withdrawals. >>> big weekend for the 49ers coming up. a playoff game with the green bay packers. that means a bet between the city's mayors. we'll tell you about the educational twist this time around. >>> we're giving you a live look at palo alto. peninsula is fine. we'll talk about the traffic on the other side of the bay coming up. >>> welcome back. south bay very clear and very dark and very cold. christina is looking at the cold temperatures for us. we'll talk to her in just a bit. it's 4:52. 49ers fans get ready. tomorrow is the big day. the team takes on the green bay packers at candlestick. >> we now know who will be kicking. jim harbaugh says the original guy, david akers is still his guy despite finding billy cundiff last week. he missed 13 field goals this season but harbaugh says he still feels ak
PBS
Jan 10, 2013 5:30pm PST
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama today named white house chief of staff jack lew as his next secretary of the treasury. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we have more on the man and the economic agenda he has been tapped to spearhead for the next four years. >> brown: then, ray suarez gets an update on a series of bombings that killed more than 100 people in two pakistani cities today. >> woodruff: margaret warner looks into new federal guidelines for mortgage lending aimed at protecting both consumers and lenders. >> brown: we look at the tense political situation in venezuela, after the national assembly delayed the inauguration of cancer-stricken president hugo chavez. >> this is essentially a power play. behind that secrecy there is nothing but an attempt to ensure the continuity of the regime regardless of president chavez's presence. >> woodruff: and with five oscar nominations, we examine the controversy surrounding one of the most talked about new films yet to see a
CBS
Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama today named white house chief of staff jack lew as his next secretary of the treasury. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we have more on the man and the economic agenda he has been tapped to spearhead for the next four years. >> brown: then, ray suarez gets an update on a series of bombings that killed more than 100 people in two pakistani cities today. >> woodruff: margaret warner looks into new federal guidelines for mortgage lending aimed at protecting both consumers and lenders. >> brown: we look at the tense political situation in venezuela, after the national assembly delayed the inauguration of cancer-stricken president hugo chavez. >> this is essentially a power play. behind that secrecy there is nothing but an attempt to ensure the continuity of the regime regardless of president chavez's presence. >> woodruff: and with five oscar nominations, we examine the controversy surrounding one of the most talked about new films yet to see a
FOX Business
Jan 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
calling a civil war, that is what they are interested in, that is what obama white house wants. neil: i don't see the same thing with democrats, a greater deal with wars in middle east and iraq to question every penny, and every piece of waste which is fine. the question is money is spent, and whether it goes to wrong tank at wrong time to wrong regiment is fine, but you have to be level and fair about it you have to look after abuse and waste wherever it goes. and god fe forbid in a $6 billin package how they came up with that sum for the area, is beyond me, but you have to say, where are you spinning this money, heaven fore gid you discover that is -- forbid you disconservative it is going to places and events and low qualities not even remotely affected by sandy. >> a nice civics textbook idea that news media would look into a bill and see what is it in, and tell us what is it in. and ask if it is too much, and how much is paid by private insurance, but they are not doing it again we have a very littlpoliticize news media, thee not looking at facts. you have somebody like co
NBC
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
meeting at the white house today. president obama announced the newest recipient of the medal of honor, this nation's highest military decoration for valor. it will be awarded next month to now-retired army staff sergeant clinton romesha from north dakota for his courageous actions while serving as a section leader back in '09. he will be the fourth living recipient awarded the medal of honor for actions in either iraq or afghanistan. >>> now to the skies. it's been a rough week for boeing its new state-of-the-art 787 dreamliner, ending today with federal officials announcing a top to bottom review of the aircraft. this after a series of what appear to be unrelated incidents that have embarrassed the company and raised concerns about safety along the way. tom costello covers aviation for us. he's with us from dulles airport outside washington. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. in fact, the faa chief and secretary of transportation both say they believe this plane is safe, and yet they have ordered this thorough review of the plane of its mechanical system, power system, electr
CNN
Jan 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
this week, reporters have pepper pressed jay carney about what some have dubbed obama's white guy problem. >> this is a couple of appointments. i think it would be useful to wait and make judgments about this issue after the president has made the totality of the appointments that he will make in transition to a second term. >> reporter: of obama's 16 cabinet positions, only two are women. kathleen sebelius and homeland security, janet napolitano. the labor and commerce are open and more will likely become so. it's an usual that can catch fire as we saw during the presidential campaign. >> i went to a number of women's groups and said can can you help us find folks and they brought us binders full of women. >> reporter: the white house is sensitive to this but there are other issues with the new cabinet in the east room as the president spoke glowingly of lew, he noted one exception. lew's signature which will appear on dollar bills. >> when this was highlighted yesterday in the press, i considered resending by offer to appoint him. jack assured me he's going to make one letter le
NBC
Jan 8, 2013 12:35am PST
obama, the white house announced that at&t will sponsor president obama's second inauguration. it's gonna be great. it's like -- [ as obama ] "my fellow americans. you're breaking up. are you in a tunnel? [ laughter ] are you in a tunnel?" this is a big story, here. tmz has posted pictures of justin bieber smoking weed at a party last week. [ audience ohs ] [ cheers and applause ] it is pretty embarrassing. it's pretty embarrassing. weed was like, "yeah, i don't normally do this. [ laughter ] i won't do this again. i won't do this again." >> steve: come on, weed! >> jimmy: some sports news. lance armstrong's lawyer is denying reports that he will admit to using performance enhancing drugs. yup. that lance has been very consistent about his intentions to just keep lying. [ laughter ] [ applause ] i don't want to -- i don't want to push it. check this out, you guys. the ceo of hulu just announced that he is stepping down in the next few months. he would have done it sooner but they're forcing him to sit through a bunch of commercials first. [ cheers and applause ] "the following resig
Current
Jan 10, 2013 9:00pm PST
: nominated g.o.p. and media accuse the obama cabinet of having too many white males which is kind of like her maine cain accusing -- herman cain accusing of too many black people. we'll talk to the man who is the leading voice in the crusade against man-made global warming and it ain't who you think. a new push to demonize illegal immigrants in america. and 23 years ago today my friends, time inc. merged with warner communications to create time-warner. and it is too bad so many of you will never even hear me announce that. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening. i'm john fuglesang. thank you so much for joining us this evening on "viewpoint." vice president biden says president obama will get hig working group's recommend ailses on curbing gun violence by tuesday. around the time joe biden was making the statements, news broke on the latest american school shooting. a male student was shot in the chest allegedly by another male student armed with a shot gunn at the taft union high school in kern county, california, about 120 miles north of l.a. the alleged shooter is said to be
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> paul: that was president obama thursday nominating white house chief of staff jack lew as the next treasury secretary replacing tim geithner set to step down at the end of the month. so, kim, tell us about jack lew, who is he? what does he believe? >> well, he's mostly, i think, this is important, a creature of washington. he had a brief interlude out at citigroup, but a lot of time working in a political capacity and does in fact make him a much different creature for a position like the treasury secretary than we have in the past, folks who have come from that often out of the business world, established economists, might come from the fed. this is a person viewed by congress and many, by many people here in washington a more of an ideologue. >> and with the clinton administration, i know republicans thought he was an honest liberal, anybody he's emerged under this president as much more implacable. and mr. lew makes a lot of appearances, almost always in the role, when you see mr. obama and boehner making progress. he throws the monkey wrench and pretty much tanking the negotiat
ABC
Jan 5, 2013 12:00am EST
everybody's clear on the fact that barack obama's not white. >> jimmy: that's the first i was hearing of it. and then, a multiple platinum selling country artist, jason aldean, from the bud light outdoor stage. jason will be performing on the american music awards, this sunday night here on abc, so, watch him there. we've got a very good lineup next week. tim allen been here, eric stonestreet, l.a. reid, simon cowell, demi lovato and music from amy mann and james mercer and flo rida will be here, too, so please watch it. if it weren't for our first guest tonight, the world might never have discovered how a very funny nazis hunchbacks can be. he holds the brain behind classics like "the producers," a -- and many more great films. a new box set celebrating his 65 years in entertainment, "the incredible mel brooks: an irresistible collection of unhinged comedy," is out now. please welcome mel brooks. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: how are you? >> it's almost a pleasure to be here. [ laughter ] it's very nice. very -- very, very nice. washed, clean people. >> jimmy: they hose them down befor
FOX News
Jan 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
white house of obama surrounded by all white men that have some on the left going s. >> look at the picture they released today. president obama, looking at the wop going who the heck are you? look, he has a lot of women in the white house. i got to say i think he is criticized unfairly. he has done a good job of stocking his cabinet and the administration and his campaign with a lot of women. so i actually have to be fair there. you can say a lot about him. he is not diverse is untrue. he is not groping the female employees in the white house like some presidents. father of the year. >> eric: i'll go quickly. this morning on "fox and friends" they talk about dogs loving to watch fox and friends. and e-mail their dog watching "fox and friends." my dog freedom was on. put the picture up. look what someone said in fox, their dog angus. the dog and their kids love fox. he's watching freedom my dog on "fox and friends." put a picture up there. a little secret, though. steve and the family love "the five" the best. good boy. robert? >> bob: this is a proud day and sad day for me. my son
CNN
Jan 9, 2013 10:00pm EST
distrust and the military and the united states and the obama white house and distrust that really occurred early on based on kind of the politics of the operation. i'm not -- i don't want to misquote you. but you basically talked about -- where are my notes -- the distrust, the decision making process on afghanistan, that's what the distrust was based on, the decision making process. what does that mean? >> the term i used was lack of trust and a trust deficit. the reason i used those was because i consider that a little different from mistrust. whenever you've got a new organization, a new administration, any new administration, it's a team that has to come together, it's got to build links among itself, it's got to build trust overtime. it comes in and works with the department of defense and military and it takes time to build a team and build trust. >> you can build trust pretty quickly if you feel the other side isn't double dealing or double talking or leaking stuff out of the other side of their mouth to reporters. did you think the political apparatus understood -- >> i do
FOX Business
Jan 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
calling a civil war. that's what they're interested in. that's what the obama white house wants. >> neil: i'll tell you what i don't see the same treatment of democrats. there's a greater deal with the war going on in the middle east and iraq, what have you, to question every penny and every abuse and every piece, that's fine. the question whether money is spent and whether it goes to the wrong tank at the wrong time at the wrong regiment. all fine. but then you've got to be level and fair about it and you've got to look after abuse and waste where it's going. and god forbid in a 50 billion dollar package how they came up with the sum in the tri state area is beyond me. heaven forbid you question where the dough is going and heaven really forbid if you discover in this process that it's going to places and events and localities that were the not even remotely affected by sandy. you're not doing that, you're helping the people who really needed the money because they're getting screwed out of that. >> well, it's a nice civic textbook idea that the news media would actually look into a bil
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Jan 10, 2013 11:00am PST
all day and i want your incite. obama needs some binders of women. about all of the white guys, what a shame. not an outrage but a shame. a face of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second term cabinet pick is striking except for the african-american president at the top of the pyramid for its retro look, white and male. it's mad men goes to washington except peggy is leaving. i will pose this question that everyone asked today, as well. if mitt romney was selected or elected president and that was the picture of his cabinet, what would be the reaction? >> well, i think we know what the reaction would be. we know what the arguments that were made against mitt romney during the campaign. some of the similar language you see route marcus using in that editorial about "mad men." a 1950s version of america that people sort of accuse mitt romney of having. in some ways, i think if you look at that photo, it sort of suggests the same thing with all of those men as counselors to the president. valerie jarrett there and striking that
Comedy Central
Jan 10, 2013 11:30pm PST
, obama's not letting me down. i love white men. i sleep with one every night that i know of. [ laughter ] no, folks, i'm heartbroken for my liberal friends. and so is former governor and formerly relevant mike huckabee, [ laughter ] who was publically worried about them on his radio show. >> now a lot of those females who supported barack obama are scratching their heads, and they're saying, "whoa! how come there is so much testosterone in the obama cabinet and so little estrogen?"" [ laughter ] >> stephen: yes, huckabee and hucka-me are outraged on behalf of you estrogen soaked females. because obama's not turning out the way you wanted him to. if anything, he's turning out the way we want him to. and that should make you furious that we're delighted that you're angry. [ laughter ] now in terms of diversity, the first lady is an african american woman, but who knows if she's staying? the way things are going, she leaves and the president replaces her with larry summers. [ laughter ] how does he get those amazing arms? [ laughter ] and the problem here is not just that they'
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
that? ashley: there you go. tracy: immigration spending surging in the obama white house. gerri willis is on the store next. ashley: plus it's been a week since the fiscal cliff deal and we're so glad we're not talking about it. how long will congress wait to fight the next battle over the debt limit or debt cliff? congressman paul brown and john yarmuth weigh in ahead. the dow is down some 65 points. we'll be right back. >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock to relentlessly protect what matters most... [beeping...] helping stop crooks before your identity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate. so for protection you just can't get anywhere else, get
KOFY
Jan 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
. >> white house released picture of president obama as he was being briefed about the shootings in newtown, connecticut right after it happened last month. as you can see mr. obama appears to be very somber as he spoke with deputy national security advisor john brennan about this. president later said during a television interview that was quote the worst day of his presidency. >> another point an moment captured by the white house president obama present add purple heart hours after he was hit by aneurysm ed in afghanistan. improvised explosive did he advice. haig seems to be asleep or unconscious. president white period and with eyes still closed sergeant haig as you see here reached his hand out to shake with the president. very dramatic. >> controversial new movie open today's about the hunt for osama bin laden. senate intelligence committee wants answers about the making of zero dark 30 and protestors in the bay area are worried that the film sends the wrong message. more now from 7 news reporter mark matthews. movie zero cashing 30 business the hunt for osama bin laden. it is
FOX News
Jan 10, 2013 1:00am EST
, obama is not black enough, is he not white enough? i don't care if he's trying to get attention or not you're a journalist and supposed to put things out that people want to hear. >> sean: great comments. greta is next, see you tomorrow. >> tonight, is president obama doing a power grab, bypassing congress to do just what he wants to do, cutting out the co-equal branch of congress. and newt gingrich is here to talk about the potential for power grab. "on the record" starts now. >> a bunch of liberal democrats worried about guns talking about using executive orders, what could it possibly be about? a gun grab. >> the president is going to pact through executive orders, executive action can be taken. >> if you have a president who thinks that executive orders trump the constitution, it doesn't really matter how many americans think that the constitution guarantees them the right to own a gun. >> the latest on a gruesome murder trial underway in phoenix right now. >> she already said, i did it, so the only thing that the jury is trying to determine here is was this really self-defense
KCSMMHZ
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
are the latest market figures. >>> u.s. president barack obama will hold talks at the white house on friday with his afghan counterpart hamid karzai. patchari raksawong joins us with more details. >> reporter: the two leaders have to answer the key question of how many u.s. soldiers will remain in afghanistan after combat troops withdraw by the end of 2014. afghan citizens have reacted angrily to a suggestion that washington might bring all its forces home. some say that would mean a return to civil war. a white house official said on tuesday that the u.s. would consider a complete pullout from afghanistan. the official said the so-called zero option is one of the scenarios being considered. the announcement prompted dismay back in afghanistan. >> translator: if all u.s. troops leave afghanistan after 2014, it will be civil war again. we experienced civil war in the past and it will happen again if all the troops go home. >> it's a kind of political game, probably they may like to show the worst picture. probably they may pass a happy message to the insurgents, taliban and extremi
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Jan 10, 2013 5:00am EST
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Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
obama white house is now saying that they're talking about even lower numbers about 3,000 or 4,000. there's also talk of a zero option, bringing all u.s. troops home from afghanistan but some on the ground there say that could lead to an all-out civil war and taliban takeover. as for president karzai, he said he would like to see levels around 15,000 but today suggested numbers are less important than u.s. cooperation and supplying the them with tanks and drones. how much will it all cost? already the u.s. and allies pledged $16 billion in civilian aid and military ops on top of $642 billion the u.s. spent since 9/11 and 2,100 u.s. lives lost. let's start with kristen welker. what are you hearing came out of the meeting? >> reporter: a couple of headlines out of today's meeting. the withdrawal plans have been accelerated a bit. both announcing that u.s. troops handing over control to afghan forces this spring. that is a few months earlier than expected so that means that u.s. troops will shift their role in afghanistan. they will be taking on a role of advising, assisting and train
CNBC
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm EST
experience before he came to the government with the obama white house, he was at citi and got $1 million salary and $1 million bonus. this irks not only conservatives who think obama's being hypocritical to nominate someone this kind of banking background after wagging his finger at the wealthy all year. but almost frustrates and infuriates the left because they would like to see someone more progressive in the treasury role. >> more progressive. but what about this? he was the chief operating officer of a proprietary trading operation of about $54 billion. now, that has been outlawed under dodd/frank. so once again, i see hypocrisy from team obama. >> you've already seen some senators on capitol hill such as chuck grassley of iowa raise questions about what jack lew did at citi. and there's been a huffington post investigation about how lew's unit within the company was tied to hedge fund groups dealing with the mortgage market that were making bets as the mortgage market collapsed. that's going to come under scrutiny when his nomination is looked over by the senators. >> thank
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Jan 11, 2013 2:00am EST
romney nor obama about gun control. i do think that the white house in some ways being a bully when it comes to -- they have the bully pulpit. if you have a meeting with a group like the nra getting millions of more members every week, and they walk in a meeting an they're distrustful on what will go to the room, and is strong. rather than say we have a meeting and it's fine. it basically felt it was a prop. >> kimberly: not an accurate statement. they didn't bring in nra on good faith. >> andrea: they are viewed favorably the nra. i think they felt they were going to circumvent them and pressure to bring them in. >> bob: we talked about this after newtown and we said there were a wide variety of things to be considered. mental health, guns, series of other things. the movie violence. they invited in everybody in those categories if mental health to movie violence to the nra. i think shouldn't we not at least give biden and his recommendations a chance to be heard? that was the most inappropriate comment by the nra you could comment on. >> dana: they set it up that way because they'
FOX Business
Jan 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
you. tracy: nicole, we'll take it. ashley: president obama set to nominate we've of white house staff jack lew as treasury secretary. if confirmed he will have to jump into the debt ceiling debate. that will be trial by fire, isn't it? rich edson is live at the white house. >> this is the reason why he is selected. he has really been a budget person here in washington for the past 30 years. he was budget chief under the clinton white house and obama white house. he has been in all the particular budget fights especially next to president obama with the debt ceiling year-and-a-half ago in most recent recent round. according to folks early in the week telling us at fox we would get announcement by the end of this week that jack lew would likely be the next treasury secretary pick from president obama. we don't have much week left. on friday the president of afghanistan, hamid karzai is expected to be here at the white house. that has us all looking at tomorrow as the official date for this. the reasoning behind that, yes, he has been in on all of the budget fights. he spent all of
FOX Business
Jan 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
. here at the obama white house for all these major budget fights he has been at the president's side. >> over the past year i've sought jack's advice on virtually every decision that i have made from economic policy to foreign policy. now one reason jack has been so effective in this town because he is a low-key guy who prefers to surround himself with policy experts rather than television cameras. and over the years he has built a reputation as a master of policy who can work with members of the both parties and forge principled compromises. >> republicans have another take on that reputation. this from senator orrin hatch of utah saying since mr. lou participated in numerous budget negotiations with congress and with four consecutive years of over a trillion dollar deficits, the american people deserve to know, not only that this nominee is qualified for the job, but also what policies the white house supports, to get federal spending under control. senator mike lee, another republican adding the nomination virtually guaranties the president will not compromise on entitlement refor
CNN
Jan 10, 2013 2:00am EST
woman in president obama's cabinet decides to hang up the cleats. meanwhile, the white house tries to frame this story. frame is a purposely chosen word. and makes a pr fumble. >> tonight the one and only suspect in the benghazi attack was released. a militant group met him with a celebration. >>> and steroids. have they changed the way baseball sends players to the hall of fame? today, one man who voted against huge stars, clemens, bonds, we're talking about you. he says yes. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. i've always kept my eye on her... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
, the obama white house and the supreme court, it is a must read but for those of you interested in this area of the law. the prospect of the judicial enforcement involves the playing field isn't very encouraging today. they are generally hostile to the title seven plaintiff. she has a host of kernels that she must survive. first the court has reversed to basically the old common law, something which i thought had been largely abandoned by the time i graduated from law school 45 years ago but now it's back to the effect of many cases on the basis of this ashcroft case working to dismiss. it's happened to me. then when you survive, the motion to dismiss at the end of the discovery period judge's order to avoid the high court's now to devote extreme attention and the judges do and therefore and to dismiss it is usually dismissed on some. for the fortunate one that survives against the jury verdict there is the usual motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict and fairly often they are granted. for the extremely who survives the general, the employer then appeals to the circuit and the
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2013 6:00am EST
things. >> thursday, president obama announced white house chief of staff jack lew to head the treasury department. he praised outgoing secretary tim geithner. if confirmed, he would take over the treasury department's before the white house and congress debates the debt ceiling. this is 15 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states accompanied by some of tim geithner and sap jack lew. >> men, everybody, please have a seat. a little more than four years ago, i stood with mr. tim geithner and denounced him as my first to my cabinet. we were barely two months into the financial crisis, the stock market have quivered, the housing market had cratered as well, a bank after bank was on the verge of collapse, and worst of all, more than 800,000 americans would lose their jobs in just a bad month. and the bottom was not yet in sight. i cannot blame tim when he told me he was not the right guy for the job. [laughter] extensivet tim's experience with economic policy made him qualified and i knew he could hit the ground running. as chairman of the new york federal reserve
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Jan 9, 2013 8:00am PST
the white house, president obama, and has helped the president navigate tough policy issues including that fight over the fiscal cliff in which president obama what many consider a fight with republicans to increasing taxes on wealthier americans. so this is someone who president obama has a very good working relationship with. and, of course, this is a key moment. it's a critical moment to take over the spot as treasury secretary. because there are three big budget matters looming. of course, they're going to have to deal with the debt ceiling, the fiscal cliff and the all in the comes months. >> kristen, we look at the optics of this, the inner circle being all white men. what is the tone in washington especially since was the obama coalition that got obama in for a second term? >> well, look, the white house is kernel getting criticism over this issue, especially from women's advocacy groups who are saying there aren't enough women in the top positions at the white house. the white house playing defense on this issue. jed jay carney asked about this saying that diversity is an impo
PBS
Jan 7, 2013 2:30pm PST
interesting characters in this white house. he has been at president obama's side. he has designed the white footprints strategy focusing on drones and special forces -- forces. he was involved in the bin laden raid. the big question in my mind is, will he be happy being back at the cia where he spent 25 years. he has been running the operation of all of the american intelligence services in recent years. >> a lot of people do not know who he is. thank theorem much -- thanks very much. among the challenges facing the next defense secretary is getting american combat troops home from afghanistan by 2014. american officials will discuss the trickier details. some reports the actual drawdown is already underway. >> they are cleaning up and clearing out. u.s. marines and their armored vehicles are leaving afghanistan behind and heading back to the states. 30,000 foreign troops left the country last year. this compound holds only a tiny fraction of what is to be returned. it is all going to be sent back home. >> we are not going to leave anything behind. we have a long history of bringing n
NBC
Jan 7, 2013 4:00am PST
very good morning to you. the white house confirmed today president obama will announce former nebraska senator chuck hagel as secretary of defense. it will be a rough road to confirmation for the vietnam vet who outspokenly posed the iraq war. meanwhile white house officials tell nbc news that mr. obama will also nominate his counterterrorism adviser, john brennan as the next cia chief. we're just learning that. tracie potts has more from washington on both nominations for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the brennan announcement we just got early this morning. he's a 25 year vet at the cia and went through his own bit of controversy when he was first considered for that job back in 2008. as for chuck hagel, he is expected to face criticism from his own party, both of those nominations being announced later today. today president obama is expected to nominate his former senate colleague, 66-year-old chuck hagel to head the pentagon. >> i think it will be a lot of tough questions of senator hagel. >> reporter: a purple heart veteran wou
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 3:00am PST
washington post." "obama needs some binders of women. about all those white guys: what a shame. not an outrage, but a shame. the face of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country and the world with his second-term cabinet picks is striking. except for the african-american president at the top of the pyramid, for its retro look, white and male. it's "mad men" goes to washington, except peggy's leaving. to look at the most important jobs in the government, in 2013, and see such a lack of diversity is just so drearily disappointing especially because it could easily have been so different. imagine the tableau of obama flanked by secretary of state nominee susan rice and defense secretary nominee michele flournoy. that would have been the ultimate you've-come-a-long-way moment. we've heard this since 2009. it's a guys club. "the new york times" has reported that, it's a guys club. he has guys golfing with him. he's got guys playing basketball with him. women have complained quietly about being excluded at the white house since 2009. >> well, i think statistically pres
MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 2:30am PST
. yesterday in the announcement at the white house, president obama praised brennan's high standards as an intelligence leader. >> he has worked to imbed our efforts in a strong legal framework. he understands we're a nation of laws. and in moments of debate and decision, he asks the tough questions and he insisted on high and rigorous standards. time and again he has spoken to the american people about our counter-terrorism policies because he recognizes we have a responsibility to be open and transparent as possible. >>> all right. so in the midst of that white house ceremony that was solid and tough stuff about national security, there was one moment of comedy styling, the line of the day goes to leon panetta who is leaving as defense secretary after a long career in washington. he spoke about his retirement plans. >> the time has come for me to return to my wife sylvia, our three sons, their families, our six grandchildren and my walnut farm. dealing with a different set of nuts. >> all right. so the nomination fight over chuck hague that will we're expecting, washington is also
PBS
Jan 10, 2013 4:00pm PST
day in pakistan. barack obama announced he is nominating the white house chief of staff as america opposing new treasury secretary. saying he has his complete trust. he will replace timothy geithner that does not wish to serve a second term. the vice president continued his meetings on how to curb gun violence in america. he wants to give his proposals to president obama by tuesday of next week. he said why it is important act now. >> nothing that has gotten to the heart of the matter more than the visual image of six year-old kids riddle. not shot with a stray bullet, but rattled. >> of the comments came on the same day that a student was shot and wounded at a california high school where another was taken into custody. for more, the vice president was meeting in the white house as we were getting news that there was yet another school shooting, and there is a real sense of urgency that is still there. >> we saw president obama after the shooting a visibly upset, saying he would use the power of his office to act on gun- control and do it quickly. he asked joe biden to convene wit
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 4:00pm PST
capacity since president obama took office as white house chief of staff and before that as the director of the office of management and budget. lew has served as director of those two big jobs. bottom line is we are told that he is well-trusted well regarded here at the white house, shep? >> probably not a household name everywhere but well known in washington, jack lew. >> no question about that certainly with those two high profile jobs here at the obama administration over the past four years has been engaged in some tough negotiations with lawmakers on capitol hill. this photo we are showing you is from new year's eve. is he on the right wearing glasses and a blue tie. and bottom line the top republican on the senate budget committee says while he offered this prediction about the confirmation battle. >> it is a bumpy confirmation process. i think the american people need to know that the secretary of treasury will tell them the truth about the financial conditions of this country. will help lay out a plan that can be annualized and studied and will hold up under scrutiny. and they
PBS
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm PST
obama at the white house. but if past experience is any indicator, agreement may be hard to come by. in 2011, negotiations to leave american trainers in iraq broke down over the immunity question and no u.s. troops remain there. for more on the troop levels after 2014 we get two views: bing west fought in the vietnam war with the marines and served as assistant secretary of defense during the reagan administration. he's traveled frequently to afghanistan and authored eight books including "the wrong war: grit, strategy and the way out of afghanistan." and celeste ward gventer was a deputy assistant secretary of defense in 2006 and 2007. she also served as an advisor to u.s. political and military leaders in iraq. she's now at the university of texas in austin. and we thank you both for joining us. bing west, to you first, is it a good idea to even be considering going to zero troops after 2014? >> judy, i think it's nuts. i think it was a highly injudicious statement. our troops are still fighting there. our senior general just came in and offered three options. the midpoint option
PBS
Jan 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
tonight. on thursday, we'll examine president obama's likely choice for treasury secretary, white house chief of staff jack lew. i'm gwen ifill >> b bwn: and i'm jeffrerebrown. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. thanks for joining us. good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshouhas been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thanyou. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
CBS
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
to come up friday, when afghan president hamid karzai meets with president obama at the white house. but if past experience is any indicator, agreement may be hard to come by. in 2011, negotiations to leave american trainers in iraq broke down over the immunity question and no u.s. troops remain there. for more on the troop levels after 2014 we get two views: bing west fought in the vietnam war with the marines and served as assistant secretary of defense during the reagan administration. he's traveled frequently to afghanistan and authored eight books including "the wrong war: grit, strategy and the way out of afghanistan." and celeste ward gventer was a deputy assistant secretary of defense in 2006 and 2007. she also served as an advisor to u.s. political and military leaders in iraq. she's now at the university of texas in austin. and we thank you both for joining us. bing west to you first, is it a good idea to even be considering going to zero troops after 2014? >> judy, i think it's nuts. i think it was a highly injudicious statement. our troops are still fighting there. our s
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
with secretary leon panetta today ahead of meetings with president obama at the white house tomorrow. president karzai will be speaking at georgetown university tomorrow on relations between his country in the u.s. at 5:30 p.m. eastern we'll have live coverage on c-span. >> if you ask how many are self identify libertarians, people who describe themselves as a libertarian, you might be getting between 10% and 15%. if you ask questions about different ideological things, do you believe in x or y, depending on which poll you get, you get 30% of americans calling them libertarians. are you economically conservative but socially liberal, you get over half of americans call themselves that is what they are. because people see these things it does not mean they believe them. if you ask do you want smaller government, they say yes. do you want government to spend less money and they say yes. if you ask them to cut an item on the budget, they do not want to cut anything. it is not clear they believe lyonesse. i have to save roughly the lowest 10% and as high as 30%. libertarians if
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
talking point provideed afterwards. we'll talk live with graham. sources say president obama will pick white house chief of staff jack lew who would replace tim geithner who will be stepping down. reaction to the news that planned parenthood took many more federal money and performed more abortions last year than ever before. "special report" starts at 6:00 eastern from washington now. back to new york and my colleagues with "th." ♪ ♪ >> dana: welcome backbe to "the five." we have been having great time in the commercial breaks and we'll tell you later on twitter what was said. this is what we're going to talk about now. internships, important ways to get -- no, not that. not that kind of problem with interns. internship is very important. probably all of us had internships along the way. some are paid and some are unpaid. charlie rose had to settle the lawsuit to pay college interns minimum wage, like $250,000 lawsuit. did you intern? >> andrea: i did. >> dana: in addition to working at the diner in >> andrea: yes. >> dana: that is the difference. you two, i am trying to hold it t
FOX
Jan 11, 2013 9:00am EST
of afghanistan has an appointment with president obama at the white house in less than an hour. karzai got a tour of the pentagon's 9/11 memorial from defense secretary panetta yesterday. last night he had dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton. this morning's meeting with president obama will focus on the future of afghanistan and u.s. troop levels there. >>> today is the 11th anniversary of the day that the first prisoners were jailed at the u.s. detention center at guantanamo bay. there's a rally planned in the district today. amnesty international and other groups will gather outside the supreme court at noon to march down pennsylvania avenue. the protestors will call on president obama to close the prison. >>> checking our top stories now, an indiana mother starting off the new year with very good news, after she learns her son who was abducted nearly two decades ago has been found safe in minnesota. the boy was just five when he was taken by his grandparents. he is now 24 and married, expecting his first child. investigators tracked him down using his social secur
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